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Al Jazeera America
Nov 2, 2013 1:30pm EDT
shows us california's hi tech grapes - how science can achieve perfection in a glass. i'm phil torres. i'm an entermologist and i'll show you the spiders i found in peru. and how scent affects jaguars. that's the team, let's do some science. hey, guys, welcome to a fun week of science in the field. kyle, what is happening to the bee, how can we save them? >> bee populations are diminishing around the country. i wanted to find out why. i travelled to the heartland of america to find innovative ways to find technology to save the bees. late summer in barrett minnesota it is usually buzzing with activity. i think we are ready to walk down to the beehives. >> the midwest is known for the commercial bee industry. we have empty boxes not filled with honey. nothing. >> bee kooepers are witnessing an alarming problem. how many bees are we losing? >> the losses are avt ron omic am. i lost 65% of my operation last winter. we look in the ground to see if there's dead bees on the ground. most people in the u.s. would be happy staying away from the honey bee. >> they are critically important to the u
Al Jazeera America
Nov 25, 2013 2:30pm EST
. and they are using a new piece of technology that is follow; is thasharks under water to revolutionize the way we are looking at science. let's take a look at it. this is catalina island. 27 miles off the coast of los angeles. a place known for it's beauty both above and below the ocean that surrounds it. most of the dish that call these waters home go relatively unnoticed. but one spic species is impossio miss. leopard sharks. hundredses of them. >> if you are the director of the shark lab and you are trying to revolutionize the way sharks had studde studied it's not a bad way to set up shop. chris lowe is the director of calcal state long beach's shark lab. getting to know him and his work is getting your feet wet. obviously here a day at the office is a diffe different attd a different look at the world. >> it takes a few moments under the water to understand chris' passion for the othe ocean and e sharks he study:whe : >> when i caught my first shark there was something about it. it looked so different from all of the other fish i caught and it looked so streamline and sleek. it didn't match
Al Jazeera America
Nov 6, 2013 2:30pm EST
techno is neglect. they're talking about bulletproof classrooms. stay with us. >> low-end welcome. i'm phil torrez here to talk about innovations that can change lives. we're going to explore the intersection of hardware and humanity . lindsay moran is a former cia agent, kyle hill is an engineer, tonight he's got the dirtiest job and the science that can revolutionize indians's dairy farms. michelle nixon, and i'm phil tors. that' torrez and let's do some science. >> we are back for another exciting show and lindsay you can start us off. this is important to you as a mother. >> i did a story on ballistic backpacks and bulletproof backpacks. one being a former cia officer who thinks any layer of added security is good and one as a mom in do i really want to give my kids the idea that this kind of technology is going to keep them safe? let's have a look. >> as a former cia agent i learned how to shoot a variety of guns. so when techknow asked me to cover a story about the trend in bulletproof back to school supplies, it intrigued me. as a former operative and as a mom. back to scho
Al Jazeera America
Nov 10, 2013 2:30am EST
exciting show and lindsay you can start us off. this is important to you as a mother. >> i did a story on ballistic backpacks and bulletproof backpacks. one being a former cia officer who thinks any layer of added security is good and one as a mom in do i really want to give my kids the idea that this kind of technology is going to keep them safe? let's have a look. >> as a former cia agent i learned how to shoot a variety of guns. so when techknow asked me to cover a story about the trend in bulletproof back to school supplies, it intrigued me. as a former operative and as a mom. back to school shopping it's always the most stressful time of year for parents like me who are not prepared and now we've got one more thing to worry about: some parents are buying items like this insert intended to bulletproof backpacks to their back to school shopping list. in the wake of the sandy hook shooting, it's no surprise that this year security is a big concern. i visited one company called hard wire, based in maryland, which manufactures bulletproof school accessories. >> where are we going now?
Al Jazeera America
Nov 17, 2013 7:30pm EST
and westbound lanes each day. it's now the widest bridge in the u.s. with five lanes in each direction. this is six years worth of round the clock time lapse video of the new 2.2 mile east span. the project cost $6.4 billion. this is earthquake country. the great san francisco quake of 1906 wiped out 80% of the city. the old bay bridge opened in 1936. and it sits in the worst possible spot: right between two major fault lines. the san andreas and the hayward faults. and the worst-case scenario happened october 17th, 1989. you may remember this scene from the loma prieta quake. a 220 ton section of the old bridge collapsed. traffic came to a halt for over a month. how big of a danger zone is this? >> it's a major one. >> how close are we to one of these faults right now? >> we are very close. the hayward fault runs right along the hills. >> the bay bridge is a stunning engineering feat for another reason, something that's not visible at first glance. crumble zone technology. until now, crumple zones have been used by cars. they control deformations. the old bridge won't collapse even i
Al Jazeera America
Nov 3, 2013 7:30pm EST
allowed us to see that. >> in 2011 virginia tech teamed up with youth leagues to research young players as well. >> i don't think anyone expected the exposure numbers that we found. from the first grade to seven, 78-year-old teams, the average impacts is 150 per season per player, some 80 times the acceleration of gravity. >> can you do that five times again? >> 10-year-old ryan is a young player virginia tech is studying. he suffered a head injury in a running deal. dr mark rogers, a team physician for the hoekies is giving a follow up exam. >> eight to 10-year-olds are getting a lot of hits, some pretty good g-force. some of the hits are up to 100 gs. >> it's dangerous. >> it's high. a lot of stuff generates changes. they are not doing a lot of head to head contacts or hitting drills during the week. the fact that he may have had a concussion - does to give you reservations about football. >> when your children get injured it makes you think. as long as you have programs like this, where people are trying to help and making sure the kids stay as safe as approximately. i wouldn't hesit
Al Jazeera America
Nov 4, 2013 2:30pm EST
the suspect being under arrest. techknow is next. follow us on al jazeera.com. . >>> hello and welcome. i'm phil torres, we'll talk about innovations that will change laughs. we'll look at hardware. this is a show about science by scin histories. kyle hill is an engineer, and he's investigating head-to-head combat and cutting edge technology that can help to detect a concussion before it's too late. >> lindsay moran is an ex-c.i.a. operative. she was packaging that can one day replace polysterene. rachelle oldmixon specialises in behaviours. i'm phil torres, i study insects in peru. that's our team. let's do some science. ♪ music ] >> hi, guy, welcome back to "techknow." i'm phil torres, with rochelle, kyle and lindsay. kyle, the nfl paid over three-quarters of a million to settle a lawsuit. what was it about. >> there's a focus on the concussion problem. the nfl has thousands of place, and millions of players in youth and challenge football. i went to virginia tech to look at technology to test helmets and track hits on college and youth players. let's take a look. . >>
Al Jazeera America
Nov 17, 2013 2:30am EST
>> undercover and now she's taking us to new york city where some of the toughest put it to the test. >> the engineer who designed the bionic eye. he takes us to colorado to meet the man who created the 3d bionic hand. i've seen a lot of amazing things in the field, but this is really cool. that's our team, now let's do some science. [♪ music ] >> hi, guys, we are back here at "techknow" for another week of amazing stories and screen and innovation. we'll get started with this "heart in a box." check it out, this is an actual beating heart outside of the body. this is seriously the most amazing thing i've ever seen and touched. let's check out the story. >> when it comes to heart transplants, it's always a race against time. we've all seen it on tv. when a donor heart becomes available, medical teams must move quickly. the organ is removed and preserved by placing it in ice. the heart must arrive at the recipient's hospital within six hours that's because the ice damages the heart making it unfit for transplant. in this will keep hearts warm and beating. this will be
Al Jazeera America
Nov 18, 2013 2:30pm EST
used by cars. they control deformations. the old bridge won't collapse even in a powerful quake, engineers say. marwan was a engineer during the last quake. being. >> if you want to be if a big quake hits? >> the safest place will be on the top of this bridge. it would be one heck of a joy ride but it would be a safe one. >> this is how nadir are describes this, the engineering community considers this be game changers. the first one is the sheer link beams, inside the 525 foot tower. >> the sheer link beam is the heart and soul of how we made the single tower work. those link beams reduces the there fourses on the bridge. everything is elastic. >> the four legs of the tower move independently. the beams take the energy by bending and deforming. >> the stiffer the structure, the more bridged it is the more forces are applied on it. the more flexible, the less stresses go into it. >> watch your step, watch your pad. things are sticking out. >> we are deep in the bridge's bowels. to get there we have to walk and climb through a mini city of steel. >> you weren't kidding, hmm? >> w
Al Jazeera America
Nov 23, 2013 2:30pm EST
remote sensors that allow us to look at the chem composition of the atmosphere, the outfloor of convective activity. we're also interested in looking at the effects of hurricanes. >> even higher up in space a fleet of formation satellites pass over where the planes fly. just took off an hour ago, the scientists went right to work. all sorts of instruments that are doing some really incredible science. wee have several missions for today. one of the few things we're doing is flying over the gulf of mexico, testing the confection of the clouds and the pollution. >> another thing that makes this different: the passengers are in charge. >> we'd like to go to the west of it. >> they tell the crew where they want to do and at what altitude. sometimes going over the same area several times. >> we can repeatedly fly over it manually and really, really get to know on a micro-level over a broader area of ground what's happening. >> we're flying right into clouds and storms. it's a bumpy ride with lots of turbulence. >> everyone grab their seats for the next few minutes. but there's li
Al Jazeera America
Nov 1, 2013 1:30pm EDT
ago. security has moved us to a safe location. we also have some other pictures that he has posted when everybody was leaving. he says we are being shuttled away from the terminal now. eyewitness said the shooter had an assault rifle. and he posted this one an hour ago. he said holy -- how the hell did guns get inside security. we're outside now. john has also been putting pictures up. we just tweeted still bringing more passengers into bradley terminal where we are sitting now. and he has some other pictures here. >> while we're seeing those pictures, and i'm going to come back to you, we actually have -- because you were talking about those passengers, we have a person who was on board a flight cj zoder, are you there? >> yes, i'm here. >> tell us what you saw. >> basically i'm a flight going to oakland, 27 -- it's a southwest flight. i don't know the number. there is a lot going on right now. they are going to be shuttling everybody out of here. and take us off of the plane, i'm hearing. >> have they indicated to you whether or not you would be held for questioning or taken to a
Al Jazeera America
Nov 20, 2013 2:30pm EST
"techknow" is next. for more updates you can check us out at www.aljazeera.com. i'm phil torrez, here to talk about innovations that are going to change lives. we're testing the intersection of hardware and humanity. rax is a neuroscientist. she has the invocation of bamboo and carbon. mar inkta davidson is a biologist specializing in ecologist and evolution. and i'm phil torrez. i'm an entomologist. but i'm over america for a very bad ride. how bad is our air? that's our team. now let's do some science. >> hi guys welcome back to another week of techknow where we're going to show you some pretty fun innovations in science. i'm here with marita and rachelle. hi, nasa seekers mission, this is a gc-8, loaded with millions of dollars of equipment measuring the air as we're flying through the gulf. it was a pretty incredible experience. let's take a look. ists 7:30 in the morning and -- it's 7:30 in the morning. and hangar 9 is buzzing with excitement. >> any last questions about what we're going to be doing today? save jet. >> from a distance our plane looks like any other. but clo
Al Jazeera America
Nov 10, 2013 7:30pm EST
the amount of electronic cigarettes that middle schoolers and high schoolers are using has doubled in the last year. >> that frequency is increasing exponentially and the trend has got zone big they now have their own convention. i went to anaheim, california, one of the first e cigarette conventions, just to kind of see what it was all about. >> that is. >> disgusting. >> disgusting. >> let's check it out. >> it is disgusting. let's check it out. >> everywhere you look these days, people are puffing on a new alternative to conventional tobacco cigarettes. they are called electronic cigarettes and they have become hugely popular. thanks in part to a slew of glitzy television ads featuring celebrity promote their virtue. >> i am general i mccarthy. >> as a anything particular researcher i was intrigued to witness in phenomenon, firsthand. we are me at the first ecc southern california electronic cigarette convention, evening-cigs were invested in kinchina. sales have exploded in the use, $1.7 billion worth. let's go in and see what the fuss is all about. ♪ ♪ >> whoa. ♪ ♪ >>
Al Jazeera America
Nov 24, 2013 7:30pm EST
. they are using genes from spinach and putting them florida the citrus treats and the gene produces a protein that inhibits the bacteria. >> a genetically modified organism. a transgenic gene from one organism. >> that is really interesting. >> coming up next we'l we'll beg down to neens new orleans and we going to be eating something with six legs we want to hear what you think of these storie. follow us on twittered an twittd aljazeera.com. tonight, >> there's probably about a hundred people living in the extreme tiny houses... >> is going small part of a big movement? odd ♪ >> hey guys welcome back to "techno" i want to show you guys something. >> when you see this, you see crickets do you see food? i do. i went down to new orleans and i got to do a story about how eating insects will save the world in a lot of ways zbl.ts let's go check it out. ♪ >> there is no place like down south louisiana for a great time. and even greater food. and little did i know that my first trip to the mardis gras capital of the world would have me eating way more than the a ap poor boy. here we cook bugs
Al Jazeera America
Nov 15, 2013 2:30pm EST
, a short time ago, the u.s. house of representatives voted 261 to 157 to pass the republican bill which would allow insurers to continue offering plans that do not meet obama-care standards, this vote comes as the president prepares to meet with the
Search Results 0 to 24 of about 25 (some duplicates have been removed)